There is another benefit planned for Cody Cordellos on Saturday, June 16, that will kick off at the Moose Lodge at 8 a.m. and finish at Cary’s Sports Grill starting at noon. Young Cordellos was born with the skin condition “Epidermolysis Bullosa” (EB). EB is a skin disorder that with even the slightest bump or friction on the skin will cause blistering, akin to third degree burns. It is estimated that 50 in every one million live births have the condition, which crosses all races and genders. The cruise and car show, which is open to anyone with a vehicle, kicks off at the Moose Lodge for registration and travels up to Stokes Ranch, then returns with a stop at the London Lodge and then on to Cary’s Sports Grill on Arnold Drive at about noon. That’s when the music kicks off with the Cork Pullers, the Gentlemen Soldiers, Uncle Jesse and the Porch Junkies followed by Junior Boogie and an all-star band. The afternoon event is family-friendly with Popo the Clown, a dunk tank, jumpy house and other things for the children to enjoy. The Butterfly Fund, who is organizing the event, hopes to raise over $5,000 to cover Cordellos’ rent for the next year to assure he has a home. For more info, call 548-2957.
It’s time for another barn dance at the Grange Hall in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, June 16, and this time it’s a fundraiser for the new kitchen at the facility. The band for the night, Contrazz out of Santa Rosa, includes Ann Gillerand on fiddle, Pat Gillerand on bass, and Rob Crummett on guitar. No partner needed for the evening. Ken Olcott will be calling and teaching the reels and circles in advance, then continue calling while the band plays and dancers do-si-do, circle right, 4-hand star, and swing their partners. The night gets underway at 8 p.m. There is a suggested donation for the cause, but dancers under 26 years old get in free.
Local instrumental rockers Points North are starting their west-coast tour tonight, June 15, in support of their latest album, titled “Road Less Traveled” The first video released in support of the album has gotten thousands of views on youtube in just a couple of weeks. The tour kicks off tonight at the Jumping Turtle in San Marcos and wraps on Saturday, June 23, with a show at Vinnie’s Bar and Grill in Concord. You can find out more about the band and tour at www.pointsnorthband.com.
Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards welcomes local bluesmen the Hellhounds tonight, June 15, for an evening of blues in the tasting room. There will be barbecue available and wines by the glass or bottle. There is no cover.
The Sonoma Community Center will be hosting the last in a series of shows to benefit the Silver Moon Theater on Saturday, June 16, that will feature Cynthia Carr and the Carrtunes. Showtime is 7 p.m.
The Moose Lodge is planning on having regularly scheduled live music each Friday and tonight, June 15, it’s the California Cowboys for a show. The evening kinks off at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, June 17, the Moose Lodge welcomes Showcase the Band for the “Sunday Social” that starts early at 5 p.m.
Murphy’s Irish Pub has Tony Gibson tonight, June 15, in the snug for an 8 p.m. show. Saturday, June 16, it’s the Perfect Crime, playing folk and bluegrass. Sunday, June 17, it’s pub favorites Sean Carscadden and Marty O’Reilly for an early show that kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
Steiners Tavern welcomes Dan Martin tonight, June 15, for a show that starts at 10 p.m.
HopMonk Sonoma has Loosely Covered on the inside stage on Saturday, June 16, kicking off at 9 p.m.
The Sonoma Springs Brewing Company welcomes Toby Germano performing solo on Saturday, June 16, kicking off at 7 p.m.
The Plaza Bistro has jazz this weekend, starting tonight, June 15, with the legendary Dick Conte Trio. Conte has played at many jazz festivals, and opened for Cassandra Wilson, Tony Bennett and Doc Powell and performed at Yoshi’s, the Plush Room, Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society, One Market Restaurant, Washington Square Bar and more. Tonight he will have with him Bill Moody on drums and Steve Webber on bass. Saturday, June 16, the bistro has guitarist Kai DeVitt Lee. The 19 year old has already received a plethora of awards and scholarships from jazz societies across the country. Lee will have with him Peter Barshay on bass and Hamir Atwal on drums. Shows both nights start at 7 p.m. and there is no cover.
The Blue Moon Saloon is starting a new Friday night series called “Rap and Roll” tonight, June 15, with DJ’s David Chan and Ryan Ismond laying down upbeat reggae, hip hop, and rap. Show starts at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 17, the weekly blues jam continues, also at 10 p.m. There is no cover either night.
Rancho Viejo is having a Fathers Day event that will feature the Carlos Herrera Band on Sunday, June 17, starting at 2 p.m.
Many locals are on the road this weekend, with Stephanie Ozer at the Hotel Healdsburg tonight, June 15, for a 6 p.m. show.
The Jami Jamison Band is at Papas Taverna in Petaluma on Saturday, June 16, for a 7 p.m. show.
David Thom is with the Sycamore Slough String Band at the Marin Art Festival at the Marin Civic Center on Saturday, June 16 at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, Thom will be with Grandpa Banana’s band at Bergamot Alley in Healdsburg for a 4 p.m. show.
Jason Bodlovich will be at the Cotati Jazz Festival with the Jason Bodlovich Group on Saturday, June 16, starting at noon.
Gator Beat is in Isleton at the Cajun Fest on Saturday, June 16, on the ice stage, kicking off at 8 p.m.